Kansas and Washington Face Overcrowding

States throughout the U.S. are experiencing record high incarceration rates — including Kansas. The state’s Department of Corrections is addressing the issue and working on predicting where more problems could lie in the future.

Re-thinking Vertical Management

By Stephen A. Carter
If the total cost of ownership is truly vetted, high-rise solutions for correctional facilities have many advantages.

Wash. Jail Project Pre-Bid Date Nears

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on May 4 for the $5.8 million Kittitas County Jail Pod Expansion project in Ellensburg. The project bid date is May 19.

Wash. Close To Selecting Jail Site

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The state Department of Corrections has narrowed its site selection search to the three most suitable sites for a new prison reception center, with Mason County at the top of the list.

Background Check: DLR Group’s Bill Buursma

By Bryce Hubner
Bill Buursma, justice principal and architect at DLR Group in Seattle, is best known for pioneering designs that provide exceptional safety and functionality as they incorporate high-tech, high-efficiency concepts and materials.

Case Study: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

By Jerry Winkler and Scott R. Frakes
The Washington State Department of Corrections recently completed the largest correctional facility construction project ever undertaken in the state.

Washington Cities Vie For Prison Project

The city of Bremerton is among several Western Washington cities vying to host a 1,000-bed state corrections facility to be used as a short-term reception center housing inmates in between sentencing and long-term incarceration.

Facility of the Month: Washington's SCORE Jail

By Lisa Kopochinski
With many correctional facilities around the country closing or operating on shoestring budgets, seven cities in Washington have found a cost-effective solution in the form of a shared regional jail.

Layoffs at Planned at Washington Jail

Due to a large loss of contract to house inmates from another county at the Yakima County Jail, the county must lay off 34 Department of Corrections employees effective January 31.

Historic Washington Prison to Close

The historic McNeil Island Corrections Center in Washington will close next April due to budget cuts.